Baseball / Japanese Baseball Sep 23, 2016

Fighters pitcher Takeda announces retirement

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters veteran right-hander Masaru Takeda announced his retirement on Friday. Takeda, 38, had not pitched for the Fighters this season. A ceremony will be held Sept. 30 at Sapporo Dome, Nippon Ham's last game of the regular season against the Chiba Lotte ...